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New business coming to Paris; Recyclers Depot set to open in early summer

New business coming to Paris; Recyclers Depot set to open in early summer

A new and state-of-the business, Recyclers Depot, is already making plans for its opening in Paris, which is currently set for early in the summer of this year. This will be a one-of-a-kind new business for Paris and the surrounding area. “Recyclers Depot is excited to announce the...

01/30/2015 by Josh Allen
Current Paris City Mayor Matt Frierson to Run for Re-Election

Current Paris City Mayor Matt Frierson to Run for Re-Election

The current Mayor of the City Paris and the Council Member representing District Five, Matt Frierson, has filed an application to rerun for his District 5 seat. Matt Frierson, who was born and raised in Paris, is an agent and partner at Pierson and Fendley Insurance. Matt is married to Amelia...

01/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Dr. Hashmi and Dr. Steve Clifford File to Run for City Council

Dr. Hashmi and Dr. Steve Clifford File to Run for City Council

Today is the first day that those interested in running for Paris City Council seats in District 4, 5, or 7 could file. So far, Dr. A.J. Hashmi has filed to rerun for his seat in District 7.  And Dr. Steve Clifford, has filed for District 4, the seat currently held by Dr. Richard...

01/28/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Receives Presentation of Wastewater Treatment Plant Infrastructure

City Council Receives Presentation of Wastewater Treatment Plant Infrastructure

Monday night, the Paris City Council heard a presentation on the state of the current wastewater treatment plant infrastructure and possible remedies. James Hinkle, Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment for the City of Paris, addressed the council, “In my honest opinion, within the next...

01/27/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Approves Extension of Home Repair Loan Program

City Council Approves Extension of Home Repair Loan Program

Monday night, the Paris City Council considered and approved the extension of the home repair loan program. City Manager John Godwin (pictured right) spoke to the availability and effectiveness of the program, “It’s for folks that need substantial repairs to homes, like holes in...

01/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council Met on Monday

Paris City Council Met on Monday

The Paris City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:30pm. The meeting was held at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The council members approved extension of the home repair loan program. They also received a presentation about the...

01/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Postal Truck Lost in Fire

Paris Postal Truck Lost in Fire

A US Mail Truck from the Paris Post Office was destroyed in a fire on Thursday, January 22, 2015. According to Asst. Chief/Fire Marshall of the Paris Fire Department, Dale Maberry, the fire appears to have been caused by a fuel leak. The fire quickly spread to engulf the truck. All mail was...

01/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar Electric Appoints New Board Member

Lamar Electric Appoints New Board Member

Lamar Electric has announce that the board has appointed Harry R. Moore (pictured right)to serve the balance of Billy Hines term on the Lamar Electric Board of Directors.  Mr. Hines resigned due to poor health and has recently passed. The appointment was done at the January 13th, board...

01/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Commissioners Hear Complaint by Former Veterans Service Officer

Lamar County Commissioners Hear Complaint by Former Veterans Service Officer

During Monday’s meeting, the Lamar County Commissioners heard a complain filed with the Office of Equal Opportunity by former Veterans Service Officer Rhonda Rogers (pictured right). The Commissioners asked the county judge, Chuck Superville to work with the county attorney and the...

01/14/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Calls Special Meeting to Request the Original Preliminary Report from Defenbaugh

PEDC Calls Special Meeting to Request the Original Preliminary Report from Defenbaugh

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has called a Special Meeting for Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9am. The PEDC Board will be discussing and possibly taking action on requesting copies of the preliminary reports from City Attorney Kent McIlyar (pictured right) that were submitted...

01/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council Approves Property Release

Paris City Council Approves Property Release

Monday night, the Paris City Council approved a surplus property release of 12.662 acres of land at Paris Cox Field Airport. Accepted from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Shawn Napier, Director of Engineering, Planning, and Development noted, “This particular item deals with...

01/13/2015 by NIck Murillo
PEDC To Meet on Tuesday

PEDC To Meet on Tuesday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm in the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. The Interim Executive Director, Shannon Barrentine, (pictured right) will report of the status of the Texas...

01/11/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet on Monday, January 12, 2015

City Council to Meet on Monday, January 12, 2015

The first City Council meeting of 2015 is scheduled for Monday, January 12th at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street in downtown Paris. Two items on the agenda address resolutions accepting from the Federal Aviation Administration a Surplus Property Release of...

01/10/2015 by eParisExtra
TECHNOLOGY COMPANY SELECTS PARIS TEXAS FOR MANUFACTURING HUB

TECHNOLOGY COMPANY SELECTS PARIS TEXAS FOR MANUFACTURING HUB

 Mike Favreau the President and CEO of Powder Innovations stated “We spent over a year looking and working with various other cities throughout North Texas to locate and build our manufacturing hub for powder coating wood. Before choosing Paris,we worked with and looked at setting up...

01/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Teen Murder Suspect Back in Court

Teen Murder Suspect Back in Court

On Thursday, January 8, 2015 a certification hearing was to be held to determine whether the teen suspect charged in his grandmother’s murder will be tried as an adult. The certification hearing has been pushed back to next month and is set for Monday, February 23, 2015. The sixteen year...

01/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Regional Medical Center Adding 40,000 SF Medical Pavilion

Paris Regional Medical Center Adding 40,000 SF Medical Pavilion

Officials at Paris Regional Medical Center announced today that a new addition is coming soon to the hospital campus. Groundbreaking for the Paris Regional Medical Pavilion – a 40,000 square foot medical office building – is slated to occur this summer. The new facility, which will connect...

01/08/2015 by eParisExtra
John Ratcliffe Sworn in as Representative for North East Texas in the 114th Congress

John Ratcliffe Sworn in as Representative for North East Texas in the 114th Congress

Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives conducted its swearing-in ceremony for the 114th Congress, which began today at noon. Representative Ratcliffe is pictured (right) at a campaign event at Crawford’s Hole in the...

01/07/2015 by eParisExtra
Clarksville Hospital Closed

Clarksville Hospital Closed

Driving down Hwy 82 past the Clarksville hospital, you will see no cars in the parking lot or lights on in the building. As of December 23, 2014 the East Texas Medical Center closed its doors. Red River County residents were hopeful that the hospital would remain open and that they would be...

01/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Second Teen Suspect Denied Bond Reduction

Second Teen Suspect Denied Bond Reduction

Ashley Morrison On Tuesday, Ashley Morrison, 17, made her first court appearance requesting a reduction in her $250,000 bond. District Judge Eric Clifford denied the request. Morrison and her 16 year old boyfriend are  charged in the murder of his grandmother, Annie Sims, 66, who was found...

12/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Deadline for Filing for Open City Council Seats

Deadline for Filing for Open City Council Seats

Three city council member seats are expiring in May of 2015.  the start date for filing is January 28, 2015 and the end date is February 27, 2015. Current City of Paris Mayor, Matt Frierson (pictured right) in District 5; Dr. Richard Grossnickle, Mayor Pro Tem in District 4 and former Mayor...

12/28/2014 by eParisExtra